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Definition of destitute adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    destitute

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdɛstəˌtut//
     
     
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  1. 1without money, food, and the other things necessary for life When he died, his family was left completely destitute.
  2. 2the destitute noun [plural] people who are destitute
  3. 3 destitute of something (formal) lacking something They seem destitute of ordinary human feelings.
destitution
 
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NAmE//ˌdɛstəˈtuʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] homelessness and destitution
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